Maybe i have just heard too much metal?
Although certainly listenable, well structured and technically proficient, i can't feel any stops being pulled that make me think "I have to add this to my collection".
The packaging is absolutely top notch, to a similar degree as Tool's latest album "10,000 Snores".
I think if i had only just gotten into metal, i would hold it in a higher regard, but as it stands i have listened to it 3 times on my mp3 player and it has since lain dormant, much like "Death Magnetic".
Think i have listened to the new Cynic track more times than all the tracks on both albums put together.